The Navy and the Rebellion of the Earl of Argyle

By W. E. May, published February 1971


In 1685 Archibald Campbell, the 9th Earl of Argyle, together with the Duke of Monmouth, made an abortive attempt to oust James II from the throne.  Argyle, having acquired three ships and recruited some disaffected officers and men, sailed from Holland to invade England via Scotland.  His plans were thwarted by Royal intelligence and the use of English warships against the invading force.

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Filed under: North Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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